11 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

11 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

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11 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Maastricht, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  19​h
End: Singapore, Singapore


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day
Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland

Alphen aan den Rijn ©
Alphen aan den Rijn is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, between Leiden and Utrecht. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for gifts at Gouds Kaashuis, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nieuwkoopse Plassen, and then find something for the whole family at Vogelpark Avifauna.

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Singapore, Singapore to Alphen aan den Rijn is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Alphen aan den Rijn is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Alphen aan den Rijn: highs are around 11°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Maastricht.

Things to do in Alphen aan den Rijn

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gouds Kaashuis, Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen
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Vogelpark Avifauna ©
Vogelpark Avifauna
Gouds Kaashuis ©
Gouds Kaashuis

1
night
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, and finally look for gifts at La casa del Habano.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Maastricht itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Maastricht in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave, Netherlands American Cemetery
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Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
La casa del Habano ©
La casa del Habano

2
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, then identify plant and animal life at De Assels, and finally take a stroll around Parnassus. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Dille and Kamille, contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen Castle.

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Traveling by car from Maastricht to Ghent takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get in touch with nature at Minnewater Lake and Bruges Art Route. Head to 2be Beer Wall and Farmer's Market Marketfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and make a trip to The Markt.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary planning tool .

Bruges is just a stone's throw from Ghent. In December in Bruges, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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